At the request of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) submitted a report to Congress updating lawmakers on its efforts to educate consumers about their rights to dispute and correct errors in their credit reports. According to the report, the two main ways the FTC promotes credit report accuracy are education and
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will host a workshop on December 10, 2019 to discuss issues related to the accuracy of credit and background screening reports.
Consumer advocates, industry representatives, and regulators will be in attendance. A list of discussion topics has been posted online and public…
This week’s edition of the Compliance News Flash (click here) includes blurbs about:
- Portugal’s GDPR-implementing legislation.
- Increased and new fees for international students and colleges/universities related to international students.
- Salary history ban in Kansas City applicable to private employers.
- The Federal Trade Commission rescinds certain model forms and disclosures.
- Data breaches.
Check out the current Compliance News Flash with blurbs about:
- The continuing partial government shutdown;
- E-Verify (still shutdown);
- The Federal Trade Commission (also shutdown);
- Government background investigations and the NBIB (not shutdown);
- The California Consumer Protection Act; and
- A recent merger in the background screening industry.
In honor of MLK Day tomorrow:
“Darkness cannot drive…
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This edition includes information about worksite enforcement, immigration-related responsibilities of California employers, the Federal Trade Commission, a new ban the box ordinance, and the upcoming NAPBS Mid-Year Conference.
This week’s Compliance News Flash features information on New York City’s pay equity law, stats on FCRA litigation, personnel moves at the Federal Trade Commission, news about a Form I-9 scam, and information about my presentation on developing a compliant background screening at my firm’s upcoming Employment Law Seminar in Atlanta.
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Please enjoy this week’s Compliance News Flash with blurbs about the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Federal Trade Commission, the Form I-9, New York City’s Stop Credit in Employment Discrimination Act, and Delaware’s data breach law.
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced reforms to its internal processes to streamline information requests and improve transparency in Commission investigations. Quick tutorial — the FTC may issue Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs) pursuant to the FTC Act to investigate possible “unfair or deceptive acts or practices” against consumers.
Stemming from the work of the…
I would like to congratulate a partner and colleague at my firm — Tom Pahl — who although he is leaving us, is leaving for a very good reason. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen announced this week that she has appointed Tom Pahl, a partner at the Washington, D.C. law firm…
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently issued guidance applicable to background screening companies (aka consumer reporting agencies) who engage in tenant screening. The FTC highlights four key responsibilities of background screening companies covered by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), specifically:
- “Follow reasonable procedures to ensure accuracy.
- Get certifications from your clients.
- Provide your clients